Quote Originally Posted by Moopheus View Post
On the other hand, Stieglitz usually did, choosing deliberately to get more on the film than he needed, so he could compose in the darkroom. Of course, what worked for those guys is irrelevant to the way I choose to work.
Steiglitz gave us the theory of Equivalents. This could be relevant to all us.

Absolutely crop if you are creating Equivalents.

I'd be horrified to learn that my preference to not crop led any photographer away from that path.

Refer to ROL's example again, Wildcat Falls. While I say I prefer the before... the after is more an Equivalent. Thus it has the potential to reach a higher level.